Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977, in New York City. After the 1984 divorce of her parents, Sarah was raised by her mother, Rosellen. Incidentally, her biological father, Arthur Gellar, was found dead in his apartment in October 2001. Fate stepped in when Sarah was 4 years old, after an agent discovered her eating at a local restaurant. She made her acting debut with the made-for-TV movie An Invasion of Privacy, and a slew of television appearances soon followed in shows like Spenser: For Hire. After small, uncredited parts in films like Over the Brooklyn Bridge and High Stakes, Sarah was cast as the teenage version of Jacqueline Bouvier in the made-for-TV movie on the former First Lady, 1991's A Woman Named Jackie. She also appeared in the short-lived 1992 television drama, Swans Crossing, along with Mira Sorvino.On February 24th 1993, Sarah Michelle began work on the set of All My Children. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 1994 and, although she lost, she was nominated again in 1995 and won in the Younger Leading Actress category. Although she had given the producers 6 months notice of her decision to leave the show, she made her decision public the day after the Emmy win. After 2 ½ years, Sarah left the set of AMC and moved to California to seek new fame in films or TV.